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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Downingtown STEM Academy is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Downingtown, PA. It has 791 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
335 Manor Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
Telephone
(610) 269-8460
Website

Downingtown STEM Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
218 responses
Average ACT
31
65 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,463
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Cam-A-Thon
    29%
  • Powderpuff
    29%
  • Cupcake Wars
    15%
  • Movie Nights
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
791
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,194
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,603/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Downingtown STEM Academy Reviews

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Downingtown STEM Academy was truly a gift. However, every gift must be earned, and STEM made me pay with time and sleep. It is true that STEM has a rigorous curriculum that is similar to a 4-year college program, and students feel constant stress and anxiety over upcoming tests and assignments, but this is not the most prominent aspect of STEM. At STEM, since there are fewer students and the students per teacher ratio is smaller than most schools, students are not only able to help each other out, but build a support system amongst themselves and their teachers. This allows everyone to understand how stressed students might be feeling. Not only do the students have the support and sympathy of their peers and teachers, but there are numerous activities at Downingtown STEM Academy for students! This includes Cupcake Wars, Camathon, as well as the wide variety of student-run afterschool clubs. Downingtown STEM Academy was the most thrilling challenge I could ever ask for.
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Overall, I have had an incredibly positive experience at the Downingtown STEM Academy! I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend this high school, as the opportunities it has opened up for me over the past four years are absolutely unmatched. It's one of the top public high schools in PA for a reason! The academics are rigorous, yet the teachers are incredibly supportive and will go the extra mile to ensure students are successful. I feel very well prepared for college after my experiences in the IB programme! If there is anything truly negative to say about the school, there is a very observable stress culture that lingers throughout the student body. The workload is already intense and many students face considerable academic pressures (internally and externally instigated). Fortunately, however, teachers and admin are actively working on sustaining a more positive school culture.
The Downingtown S.T.E.M Academy is an experience to say the least. Commonly hailed as an unconventional place of learning to the general public, the Academy provides their students with immense trust from day one, empowering them through freedoms uncommon in most schools. For instance, there are no hall passes at the S.T.E.M. Academy. The school establishes a level of common trust and respect by providing this freedom to the students, allowing them to flourish in their rigorous studies. Also, while studies are rigorous at the Academy, their practical application to life is overwhelmingly beneficial. The freedom to grow from struggles encountered in the overwhelming amounts of work teach students how to fail, which is the most important lesson I have ever learned. Through the independent approach to timed writings and literary analysis' featured in the curriculum, I have grown as a free thinking academic and small town teenager.